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[Ferry Disaster] Sewol search turns increasingly grim

The mother of the 5-year-old girl rescued alone from the Sewol ferry was found Thursday, adding yet another heartbreaking story to the tragedy. The story of the little girl’s rescue has been tugging ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:13

[Ferry Disaster] Mogul faces tax, graft probe

Authorities are to track financial transactions of former Semo Group chairman Yoo Byung-eon and his family in connection to irregularities by the sunken ferry Sewol’s operator Chonghaejin Marine Co.I...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:08

[Desk Column] Sewol raises questions about censorship

It looks like debate over the constitutional freedom of speech in South Korea has been rekindled in the wake of the Sewol tragedy. At the center of the talk is whether the opinions and claims posted on social networking sites ― some of which turned out to be far from the truth ― can be c...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:05

[Newsmaker] Volunteers share pain at Jindo

Jindo Island is being flooded with thousands of volunteers from across the country who have come to hold the hands, wipe the tears and share the pain of families still waiting for signs of their loved...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:04

[Ferry Disaster] Divers face growing fatigue

South Korean divers searching for missing passengers in the sunken ferry Sewol are suffering from health problems, according to a rescue center. Ten divers from a joint rescue team of civilian and sta...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:02

[Ferry Disaster] Cult linked to ferry mogul probed

Amid a stepped-up probe into the sinking of the ferry Sewol, prosecutors have raided the Seoul headquarters of a religious group called the Salvation Sect, thought to be led by the true owner of the ill-fated ship.Yoo Byeong-eon, a former chief of Semo Group, is believed to be leading the ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:02

[Ferry Disaster] Confusion continues in identifying victims

Confusion reigned in hospitals in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, as some recovered bodies of ferry victims were handed over to the wrong families due to a rushed identification process.Family members o...

Updated : 2014.04.24 21:00

Midnight ban on games ruled constitutional

The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law limiting children’s access to online computer games after midnight is constitutional.In the ruling against a group of teenagers who enjoy online games, their parents and gaming firms, the court said the law has the “justifiable” purpose...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:59

Court rules midnight ban on online games constitutional

The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law limiting children's access to online computer games after midnight is constitutional.In the ruling against a group of teenagers who enjoy online games, their parents and gaming firms, the court said the law has the "justifiable" purpose of...

Updated : 2014.04.24 17:33

Classes resume at school hit by ferry disaster

A high school in this city south of Seoul partly resumed classes on Thursday, eight days after a ferry sank in southern waters, taking the lives of many of its students and teachers on a school trip.Danwon High School temporarily shut its doors shortly after the disaster took place on Apri...

Updated : 2014.04.24 15:35

Death toll in ferry sinking tops 171 as hope dwindles

Divers retrieved scores of bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Wednesday as hope had all but vanished that isolated pockets of air might be able to support some of the 131 passengers still missing.The death toll from the sinking of the 6,825-ton ferry Sewol surpassed 159 as Coast Gua...

Updated : 2014.04.23 21:57

[Ferry Disaster] Despair sinks in over Sewol

It has been a long, silent week in South Korea since the fateful morning of April 16.Much of what happened inside the sunken ferry remains unknown, leaving the victims’ relatives, and South Koreans i...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:27

[Ferry Disaster] Investigation reveals holes in witness accounts

Most of the surviving crew of the sunken ferry Sewol is to be prosecuted for their part in the accident and failing to implement safety measures during the sinking. On Wednesday, investigators took th...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:24

[Graphic News] Sewol was dangerously overloaded

Analyses found that multiple factors, including a sharp change of direction and cargo overload, caused the Sewol to capsize.The Korean Register of Shipping ― the organization that inspected and appro...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:19

Tragedy leaves Korea scarred

A week after ill-fated ferry Sewol plunged into the ocean, taking the lives of more than 100 people, people across the nation are suffering from emotional scars. The mass depression appears to be taking a larger toll on students and teachers, as the majority of the deceased had been studen...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:17